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  1. dongrgic says:

    Tony, valid points, but unfortunately I think the economics is a bit skewed and the airlines are subsidising their other costs or getting real profits from this “fun in the sky”. Lets face it, a local NSW bus company provides free wi-fi on it’s intercity link. Great except hardly anyone uses the busses in Canberra.
    I digress. Yes I think it’s a great having access to the web whilst you are stuck in a speeding tin (cross that out) aluminium and carbon fibre composite can for 8 hours or so. And if you are traveling for business purposes it may be even more beneficial. However, I think the cost should be absorbed by the airline just like the bus company does with $5 fare as it is negligible in the bigger scheme of things.

    • smallfishtony says:

      Good point Don and true with the bus service.

      Overall we are well behind with general access and availability of wifi here in Australia. It is either poor quality, not readily available or when it is, the prices are ridiculous for the cost to provide.

      I’m in a hotel in Melbourne now and they want to charge $9.95 per hour for in room access whereas a local cafe I frequent a lot here has it for free, and I know who charges more per person (and yes there is a whole other argument on establishment cost and returns of hotel vs cafe).

      I like the concept of in sky wifi, and agree that surely if the cost of a seat where you are paying over $3000 to fly, a 10,20 or $30 cost could be absorbed somehow! But I still stick with my willingness and the affordability of my little ‘toy’ to amuse me for a while!

      Cheers Tony

      Tony Ozanne Small Fish Business Coaching

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      On 28/12/2012, at 20:46, Business Coaching Canberra